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Rock Climbing in New York

Ascend the quartz rock of the Gunks in one of the best climbing spots in the US

Discover a wilder side to New York and ascend the quality cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains. It is one of the premier climbing areas in the entire United States and is packed full of climbing options as well as wildlife. Visit between the months of April and December for ideal rock climbing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in United States

The mountainous region of New York spreads throughout the state counties of Ulster Country, Sullivan County and Orange County. Enormous quartz cliffs rise above the dense lush forest that carpet the hills. Panoramic views spread out across the vast green wilderness that gives you an ideal sense of solitude among the mountains. Climbing here offers rewarding sights.


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Best time to visit

Visit between the months of April and December for ideal rock climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The higher altitude chunks of the New York receives a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters

More info about Rock Climbing in New York:

The bright lights of the Big Apple reveal a mecca of urban delights, but it also has a wilder, more rugged side. Just north of New York City is the Shawangunk Ridge, popularly known as the Gunks. It is the extreme eastern ridge of the Appalachian Mountains and spans from the north of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains in the north. Plush with oak forest, the protected mountains provide excellent opportunity for rock climbing


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